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Old 19 December 2011, 03:35   #21
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i'm ever soglad my Avon 8.4 with a Cat engine and triple axle trailer only weighs 3499,5 Kilos better not get it weighed in the rain.
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Old 19 December 2011, 13:06   #22
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i'm ever soglad my Avon 8.4 with a Cat engine and triple axle trailer only weighs 3499,5 Kilos better not get it weighed in the rain.
It is the combined GVW of towing vehicle and trailer which is important here, so this will be relevant to you.
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Old 19 December 2011, 13:23   #23
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i'm ever soglad my Avon 8.4 with a Cat engine and triple axle trailer only weighs 3499,5 Kilos better not get it weighed in the rain.
Not sure why as that means you can only sit and watch it the moment you hook it up to a car your done for
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Old 02 October 2012, 11:31   #24
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Can you point me in the direction of regs for towing, covering the max lengths for a good 4x4 and also max width.
Looking at widths, some RIBs need tubes deflating so looking to find one just inside the limits.
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Old 02 October 2012, 16:53   #25
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Hi C2, do you mean max trailer widths and overhang? And max train length?

If so:

Towing vehicle up to 3500kg GVW (likely for a sizeable 4x4) can tow a trailer with a maximum length (excluding the coupling and drawbar) of 7.0m. The maximum width is 2.55m.

You can have overhang, either side of a trailer, of no more than 305mm, up to a maximum width of 2.9m. Over 2.9m and you're classed as an abnormal load and have to notify the police two days before your journey.
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Thank you , yes looking at max when deciding on another new boat, i.e can we tow it on size. Not looking at Tachos again
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Old 03 October 2012, 14:58   #27
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I have never known the 7m length rule be inforced, unless anyone else has? As long as your trailer is not over 12m and overall length not over 18.75m (the max permitted for a rigid and drawer unit) you should be alright.
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Old 03 October 2012, 17:23   #28
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Agree on length enforcement statement. Probably not been tested as the 'drawbar' could start / finish in different places on different trailers. Ive towed some saucy things in the past tbh. Just make sure your side overhang doesn't look ridiculous and, as Mike says, you should be fine.
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Old 24 February 2013, 15:16   #29
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towing help

I am quite nervous of helping a mate out. He has a open 23ft wooden fishing boat thats 8ft wide and 23ft in length with a 2.5ltr diesel engine in it. He is going to hire a trailor which will be suitable for the boat and I have a mercedes vito van with seats in the back which is a manufactures fit. I am not nervous about towing as have done loads of that, Its more about the weight.
I have no idea of the weight of the boat and he is guesing as well.
What are anyones thoughts?
Does anyone know of a company that would do the job at a reasonable cost maybe?
Many thanks in advance.
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Old 24 February 2013, 15:42   #30
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I am quite nervous of helping a mate out. He has a open 23ft wooden fishing boat thats 8ft wide and 23ft in length with a 2.5ltr diesel engine in it. He is going to hire a trailor which will be suitable for the boat and I have a mercedes vito van with seats in the back which is a manufactures fit. I am not nervous about towing as have done loads of that, Its more about the weight.
I have no idea of the weight of the boat and he is guesing as well.
What are anyones thoughts?
Does anyone know of a company that would do the job at a reasonable cost maybe?
Many thanks in advance.
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